Candy is dandy and it can be a nice treat in moderation. I have seen many of my friends and relatives develop brain tumors and I have heard that artificial sweeteners are the cause. Sugar my not be as bad a treat compared to artificial sweeteners here are some nostalgic candies.
Black Jack gum was a refreshing treat with good flavor that did not last as long as todays gum does. But that is ok since my jaw gets tired long before the flavor of new gum is exhausted . Black Jack gum was made with sugar. Yum!
Pixie Stix were fun sticks of paper filled with powdery goodness. You could get them in different flavors like cherry, grape and lime. You just pinched an end open and poured a small amount of the powder in your mouth. You swish it around to get the nice flavors on your tongue. You could by one for a penny when I was a kid. Now you can get them in a multi-pack.
My dad would treat me to a Bunn bar occasionally when I was a kid. It made me feel special when he came home from work with one just for me. There were two types one with peanuts and the other with raisons. I did not like the raisons but the peanut ones were good.
Slow Pokes were long lollypops that tasted like caramel. You could sit and lick them for a long time. If you had good teeth you could chew on them. They were very sticky and you could even get your teeth stuck together chewing them. Slow Pokes cost about a nickel because they were pretty big.
You could get Bit-O-Honey candy that tasted a lot like the Slow Pokes did but they came in tiny paper wrapped rectangles that fit in your mouth. If you sucked on them for awhile they would soften up and then you could chew them up easier. Bit-O-Honey was a candy that you could buy one piece for a penny.
Looking at my list of candy from my childhood makes me feel dated. Back when I was a kid your mom could give you a nickel and you could go to the store and get a sugar high for the rest of the day. It was always a special time to be able to go to the store by yourself and pick out your own treat.